Enterprise Manager and Services, Part I

The term “Service” is used to represent numerous objects within Enterprise Manager 12c.  Although the most common reference to the term is related to the Oracle Management Service, (OMS),...
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Big Data Skills Shortage? Not on MapR’s (Pre-IPO) Watch

One of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of Hadoop in the enterprise is the shortage of professionals trained to work with it. According to job posting aggregator Indeed.com, there’s been as...
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Put Delphix on your laptop at Oracle Jan 28 !

  #CloneAttack Create an army of clone databases and applications in minutes Tomorrow Jan 28 we will be installing Delphix on people’s laptops at the BIWA conference at Oracle conference center...
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Announcement: APEX 5.0 UI Training – May 12th

APEX 5.0 will be released between now and the end of May. People who have already spent some time on the Early Adopter versions know this version is packed with new features aimed to make APEX developers...
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Microsoft’s Play to Rule Analytics’ 3rd Wave

One billion Excel users may not sleep tonight. It won’t be a problem that keeps them awake, but a new toy. And, get this — it’s free.Today Microsoft introduces a new Power BI —...
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Unusable index

After table maintenance, like move or split partition, underlying indexes are marked as unusable. This boils down to segment reorganisation, not dictionary change. For instance : CREATE TABLE t(x NUMBER) PARTITION...
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Succeeding with Test Data Management

    Test data management is difficult, time consuming and expensive leading to incorrect implementation of test data management and significant losses in revenue from high QA costs to bugs...
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Log Buffer #407, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition keeps the aim high and brings few of the best blog posts from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL. Oracle: 3 Modes for Moving Data to the BI Applications DW from a Source Application Database. JSON...
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5 ways to boost your career with Social Media

Photo by Kevin Dooley If you are in the Bay Area tomorrow, Jan 27, come see myself, Yann Ropars and Yury Velikanov talk about how to leverage social media to boost your career. We will be talking at...
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Find it. Fix it. Real-World SQL Tuning Cases – Jan. 13 Webinar Followup

If you missed my January 13th webinar entitled "Find it. Fix it. Real-World SQL Tuning Cases" you can now access the recording and download the presentation file using the following links.Presentation...
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